This Friday evening at the 2013 Creative Nova Scotia gala being held at Halifax's Museum of Natural History, Laurie Swim will be receiving Nova Scotia's most prestigious arts award, the Portia White Prize.
Portia White Prize: The Portia White prize recognizes cultural and artistic excellence on the part of a Nova Scotian artist who has attained professional status, mastery and recognition in their discipline.
Laurie Swim: With a career that spans 40 years, Laurie Swim has participated in advancing the craft of quilting to the fine art audience and has carved a niche through fibre art that is comparable to any realist painter in Atlantic Canada. Laurie started her studies at the Fine Art Program at Mount Allison University and holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Laurie has been the recipient of a number of grants and awards, recently as the recipient of the Dorothy McMurdie Award from the Canadian Quilters Association and is recognized for her volunteering of her time and work to advance the cultural community and issues such as The Quilt: A Breast Cancer Support Project as well as serving on the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council. Currently she has an exhibition at the Zwicker’s Gallery in Halifax, and is represented by Amicus Gallery in Chester and the Del Mano Gallery in Los Angeles.
Portia White Protégé award will be announced at the October 25 event.
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